@Constrainted – Solid point and good catch if I am understand your question to mean that you think the PRC-77 is in the wrong group in my above post.
Words have meaning and I clearly failed to ensure that I was writing/communicating to be understood as opposed to ensuring that I was not misunderstood.
The category in questions should be “CURRENT military radios…”
The PRC-77 is a legacy radio, that was not a CCI device when the additional module(s) were not installed. Most all modern military radios are CCI devices and can not be de-milled and legally released to the public… key word being “most”. Knowing that the signal community has lots of HAMs in it, I included that sub list so that my brothers and sisters will hopefully find this post and not have to reinvent the wheel.
While your mileage may very, in my opinion, you will be hard pressed to find a PRC-77 in any modern commo cage. The only time I have ever seen them in my career where when the OIC or NCOIC of a S6 section was a HAM radio guy or other commo nerd (I am one, so I can call people that right?.. lol) who horded the unit when they started falling off the books. That and I have seen them in military museums. Otherwise they are a staple of ebay and HAM events, not active units on mission.
You will find these in service with other countries who bough (or were given) old stock, who may or may not ‘currently’ use these, however I can not speak further on this subject as it is beyond my current knowledge base.
With all that said, NONE of the above list should in any way be considered all inclusive… There are plenty of radios (both government and COTS) that should have made the list. The above were ONLY what came to mind as I was quickly typing out the post when I should have been working.
Example: The Codan and Barrett line of radios… I wish I would have mentioned them… but now I have.
The only goal of the above list, as stated, was to get some radios listed so that if/when anyone searches the forum in the future looking to see if anyone has attempted to get a Digirid to work with these types of radios, they will hopefully be more likely to find this thread.
I highly encourage others to list out any and ALL radios they feel I have missed, it is a deep rabbit hole and it takes a community since no one can master it all.
As I get to test these systems I will report back on the outcome. I hope others with access to these radios will do the same. I DO NOT have access to all the radios mentioned above… I wish my pockets were that deep.
Again, thank you for calling out the need for clarification, I really do appreciate it.
73’s to you and all following this thread.